Get Around Faster and Greener with the Cowlines App

There’s now a faster and greener way to get around Vancouver. Cowlines, the multimodal transportation app set to revolutionize urban mobility, ease congestion and reduce greenhouse gases from transportation, launched in the App Store this month, kicking off it’s North American launch in Vancouver.

The Cowlines app has been consistently beating Google Maps when it comes to car-free travel time around Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, regularly delivering up to 40% faster trips around the Lower Mainland. By providing three route options: fastest, cheapest, best, it gives commuters more choice and allows people to track verifiable CO2 emissions so they can choose the most environmentally friendly transportation options. During the initial pilot, Cowlines reported average savings of 52% of CO2 emissions vs an equivalent private vehicle trip.

“Cowlines enables a modal shift, from private vehicles to shared mobility, which is key to help the city achieve its strategic targets in emissions reductions in transportation,” said David Oliver Co-founder and CEO of Greenlines, the company that founded Cowlines.

In the Lower Mainland, Cowlines currently integrates TransLink, West Coast Express, BC Transit, Modo Car Co-op, Mobi bikes, Aquabus, False Creek Ferries and taxis. Ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft are already integrated in the platform and will be available in the app once BC approves them.

Within six months, the Cowlines app will be available in cities with a cumulative population of more than 60 million people, including the metro regions of Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, San Diego, Toronto, and NYC. An Android version is also slated to be available next year.

The name Cowlines comes from the term “cowlines” or “cowpaths” used by city planners to design the optimal paths in places such as parks, etc, mimicking the behaviour of cows when they roam across an open field.

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